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Northcote Vinegar Factory

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Inside the Deakin Retro '70s House

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Inside the Turners Beach Eucalyptus House

It's one of the last remaining native bush blocks in Turners Beach.

Inside the North Balgowlah Pop Art House

An abiding love of all things 1950’s, is evident in this beautiful piece of architecture.

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Inside the Kuitpo House

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See inside the amazing Launceston Sub Station

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Kinglake House

Take a sneak peek at the incredible house from episode 3 of Grand Designs Australia season 6!

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Grand Designs Australia charts the in-depth process of elaborate design projects undertaken by self-builders - turning the designs into a practical living space.

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Architect Peter Maddison returns for his 6th series on Grand Designs Australia and again showcases the best in Australian home builds.

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Posted by Louise991 •17d ago • Report
just like to say that I have really loved Grand Designs, just getting very board with the ultra modern, minimalist design that you seem to be following a lot lately . Please get back to stories like Trevor and Fran in the NT a few years back- also the latest English one S13,E2 - they are good stories to watch - hate the ultra modern minimalist boring designs where the "houses" don't even look like homes - thank you
Posted by Mary649 •21d ago • Report
20 Jan 2016
Just watched the Toowoomba "English Farmhouse" episode and I am appalled at how low this version of Grand Designs can go.
There was nothing innovative or interesting about this build. It was just showcasing the owner’s own folly and delusions of grandeur about their unremarkable childhood. The grotesque nature of the building and its distinct unsuitability to the Australian landscape was almost sickening. In an age of eco-awareness, as Peter mentioned, there is nothing that commends this building as a “Grand Design”.

Why include it in the series in the first place?

Grand Designs traditionally has never been about how much money you can spend; if we all had money I’m sure we could all come up with a grand design of our own. The show was initially about true design- design that works with the landscape, with function, with lifestyle, with the environment, to be something we would be proud to include in our heritage, and to envision the future. Toowoomba "English Farmhouse" falls far short of this ideal.
It’s Very disappointing to see Lifestyle Channel condoning this sort of abysmal approach to environmentally friendly and sustainable housing. What a pity we cannot lead in great housing design, one that is attuned to our unique landscape, rather than follow an English formula.
Posted by daffy44Report
WHO IS GLAD TO SEE GRAND DESIGNS UK COME BACK NOT ME I DO NOT LIKE THE PRESENTER OUR AUSTRALIAN PRESENTER HAS MORE PERSONALITY AND DOES NOT LOOK AS GRIM AND CRITICAL AS OUR UK PRESENTER.

JUST MY OPINION YOU LL MIGHT THINK DIFFERENTLY BUT THAT IS WHAT IT IS ALL ABOUT A DIFFERENCE OF OPINION
DAFFY
Posted by daffy44Report
I ONLY WATCH THE LIFESTYLE HOME CHANNEL AND YET I HAVE TO PAY FOR THE THREE OF THEM.

HOW SILLY IS THE DANCING TEACHER SCREAMING HER HEAD OFF. sHE IS SHOCKING.

I CANNOT THINK OF ANOTHER SHOW THAT IS NOT ON LIFESTYLE HOME THAT I WATCH , MY HOME HAS IMPROVED SINCE I HAVE BEEN WATCHING IT.
DAPHNE
Posted by LifeStyle Channel Report
Hi all, If anyone is keen to register for the new series you can do so here - https://fmashows.com/grand-designs/2015 - or follow the Apply link in the Nav above. Good luck!
Posted by Tim367Report
Similar comments to Mia. My girlfriend and I are just about to start an experimental build in Beecroft. We would like to register our interest for the upcoming series.

Tim
Posted by Mia95Report
Also looking to register interest in an upcoming season. I just saw the commercial but missed the section for contact details.

Mia.
Posted by Mark857Report
Would love to know how to register for an upcoming season, about to launch into my own project.

Mark
Posted by Kerry187Report
Hi Isabel, I can confirm that several references were made to Andrew Minter's design over the course of filming the Hornsby Heights adobe house by all concerned. In fact there was a whole day spent filming with Andrew, including the yellow clay house he built in the bush near the Central Coast 30 years ago and the techniques he uses to find clay seams by the roadside, but none of that footage made the final cut. As Michael says, in the end it's an editorial decision. Judi and I think that Andrew's instinctive design input to our house was nothing short of brilliant and we're happy to acknowledge that publicly.
Posted by Michael965Report
This seems to be a common thread Isabel. As designer of the King Island Whale Tail house I was surprised that there was no mention in the program that the house had been designed at all. The impression was that the design had emerged from the owner's imagination in consultation with the builder. Six months of rigorous design and documentation went into the planning of this house. I don't think it does any justice to our profession to have not even a passing comment relating to this process included in the program. I can only presume it is an editorial decision. Great to see the end result though. Well done Dianne and Andrew and all others involved.